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Press Release FCNL Believes USAID Must Release All Yemen Funding To Help Fight COVID-19 

Washington, DC – Today, the Friends Committee on National Legislation released a letter – signed by more than eighty other state and national organizations – stressing the importance of releasing all suspended USAID funding for Yemen.

Press Release FCNL Lays Out Path to Peace in Afghanistan 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation issued a new report today on the responsible way to wind down and finally end the 19-year war in Afghanistan. This report draws on extensive interviews with experts in diplomacy, crisis response and planning, military affairs, and state-building in Afghanistan.

Action Alert End U.S. Military Support for the War in Yemen 

The Saudi-led coalition’s bombardment of Yemen is the leading cause of civilian casualties in the war, according to the United Nations, and a driver of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Wars and Weapons Will Not Save Us 

Seven hundred and fifty billion dollars. That’s roughly how much the United States is spending annually on weapons and war. About $35 billion of that is for nuclear weapons, which, in a best-case scenario, sit in holes in the ground and never get used.

Background There’s No Weapons System that Can Defeat COVID-19 

Q&A with Dr. Alex Stark

Dr. Alex Stark is clerk of the FCNL policy committee. She works as senior researcher at New America Foundation. Dr. Stark worked as a research fellow at Harvard University’s Middle East Initiative and the United States Institute of Peace. She was an FCNL Young Fellow, 2011-2012.

Background Sanctions and COVID-19 Are Changing Iran 

I have been fortunate to regularly travel to Iran since my childhood. I have seen how living conditions have improved and how social restrictions have gradually been loosened.

Press Release Quaker Lobby to Continue Peace Effort Despite War Powers Veto 

Washington, DC – The Senate failed to override yesterday’s presidential veto of the Iran War Powers Resolution (S.J. Res. 68). While 49 senators voted to override the presidential veto, they failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed.

Update COVID-19: We’re All in This Together 

The coronavirus pandemic is a global challenge that requires a compassionate foreign policy response.

The profound crisis our nation faces as a result of COVID-19 may seem like good reason to focus on what is closest to home. It’s painful enough to witness and share the suffering of those immediately around us without looking any further afield.

Statement FCNL Welcomes News of a Ceasefire in Yemen 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) welcomes the declaration by Saudi Arabia of a two-week ceasefire to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Yemen. The Saudis should also suspend their air and sea blockade, which has cut off all commercial imports into and exports from the country. The blockade has prolonged and exacerbated the physical and economic suffering of millions of innocent Yemenis.

Update Sanctions Hurt Innocent Civilians and the Global Struggle against COVID-19 

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a global pandemic. In the U.S., the concerned public responded by stocking up on supplies, leaving grocery store aisles empty of rice, eggs, and yes, toilet paper.

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